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267 MS-13 Members Arrested in Operation Raging Bull

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced yesterday that it had completed an international operation to help dismantle the deadly immigrant gang MS-13. "Operation Raging Bull" took place from September to November and utilized ICE, Border Patrol, USCIS, Bureau of Prisons, and other domestic and international law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest members of MS-13.

Video Immigration Brief: Temporary Protected Status

Benefits remain long after the emergency disappears

The Trump Administration has announced the end of Temporary Protected Status for illegal immigrant Nicaraguans, originally granted in 1999, and postponed a decision for the larger population of Hondurans who received status at the same time. Decisions on renewing or terminating TPS for Salvadorans and Haitians are expected soon.

DOJ Targets More Sanctuaries

Yesterday DOJ sent a letter to 29 sanctuary jurisdictions that received law enforcement grants under the Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants program in 2016, warning them that they appear to be in violation of federal law and may have to repay the funds. In addition, they could be barred from receiving funds in 2017. Collectively, these jurisdictions received more than $16.7 million last year.

Former U.S. Officials Spuriously Argue for a 'Dreamer' Amnesty on the Basis of National Need

Several former high-level intelligence and military officials have written to Congress to insist that our legislators immediately act to pass an amnesty for so-called "Dreamers" — aliens who entered the United States illegally as minors, ostensibly "through no fault of their own" as the line goes. In many instances, these Dreamers entered illegally as teens entirely of their own behest, but that's a story for another time.

NY Times Continues to Mislead on Immigration

A recent article in the New York Times by Eduardo Porter on immigration enforcement is a great example of what's wrong with so much of the immigration coverage in the establishment press, particularly the Times. Jessica Vaughn and I dedicated a whole piece in National Review to Porter's incorrect use of enforcement statistics, but the problems with Porter's article do not end there. His whole analysis of the economics of immigration is extremely one-sided.
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